university all around! (Honest) Transferred from a famous ivy university
and by far, and trust me, by FAR students here
are way more engaging and interesting.
(You want to go
to college where it is in the experience and not
full of prima donna study freaks! Thats just not what
undergraduate education is about, example, ivies and ivy clones.)
However I noticed for one odd reason from another, comparatively
speaking, it has a Nouveau Riche feel (very annoying). There
is also a feeling of “too cool for school” off
campus trendy culture element, which makes this school feel like
a commuter school. In otherwords AU should provide more on
My theory is that, AU is not a
famous expensive school which should explain the intake of students
but hopefully more brilliant students should really consider AU as
there top choice because from experience AU rivals the IVIES
in terms of pedagogy, resources and institutional mission.
Trust me I'm a transfer student from those “other” schools.
The academic program is a little too professionally orientated such
as SIS and SPA and communication and business. In other
words its not that famous because AU is pretty much
a professional school and not a liberal arts influenced institution.
However I think the administration is seeing that flaw and
trying to make it more liberal arts based (ie. learning
for learning sake).
This is another reason why I think
brilliant students are put off by AU because its just
not liberal arts/sciences enough! People here are trained a little
too early on there desired careers which is the minor
negative of AU.
On the other hand if more
brilliant students apply here and elect to take hard sciences
and hard humanities such as philosophy and religion (unlike the
B.S. communication or business programs) then the school will be
just perfect in every aspect!
I hope people are not
put off by AU's anonymity compared to the IVIES and
other top Research and Liberal Arts Colleges because AU is
really really really good and in my opinion actually rivals